Champions League, first leg of quarterfinals

Arsenal FC – FC Bayern 1:1

1:0 Saka (12th), 1:1 Gnabry (18th)

Arsenal FC: Raya – Blanco, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior – Jorginho, Rice, Ødegaard – Saka, Havertz, Martinelli
FC Bayern:
Neuer – Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Davies – Laimer, Goretzka – Sané, Musiala, Gnabry – Kane

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Arsenal FC – FC Bayern Munich

04/09/2024 | 21:00

The return of front man Manuel Neuer and some outfield players around Leroy Sané increases FC Bayern's confidence ahead of the first leg of the quarter-final against Arsenal FC: “The boys are there, but it is also clear that they are not in the rhythm of Of course,” said sporting director Max Eberl. They are not 100 percent, but sometimes a few percent less is enough “to improve the structure of the team.”

The recently missing Neuer, Sané, Kingsley Coman, Noussair Mazraoui and Aleksandar Pavlovic moved in with their teammates to London's posh The Landmark hotel. The numerous “pains” and “injuries” also made this season difficult, Eberl said before Tuesday's game (9:00 p.m./Prime Video).

Neuer should “keep his back free”

Above all, the return of captain Neuer should help the team that is reeling recently. The 38-year-old should be back in goal instead of Sven Ulreich. “We didn't lose the games because of Ulle, but of course, it's always nice to have Manuel Neuer on the field as a decorative figure, as captain, with all his presence, with all his experience, that of the boys. You can also protect yourself to a certain extent,” says Eberl. “It's always nice when the best are on the field.2

This also includes Sané in top form. “I have felt much better these last few days and everything was good during training. “I'm really looking forward to it,” said the winger, who recently spoke about inflammation of the pubic bone by coach Thomas Tuchel. The former Manchester City professional was looking forward to the duel against the Premier League leader calmly and in good spirits.

Sané: I need energy

“They are a very strong team, they play aggressive football in attack, but they are also very stable in defense. We want to play a good game for 90 minutes, be focused and be successful. We have to bring energy and want to show our skills and our qualities . “We want to win the game.”